Foot drop (or drop foot) is not a disease in itself. It points towards an underlying problem, which could be neurological or muscular in nature. In this disorder, the patient cannot raise their foot at the ankle. This can be because of either paralysis or weakness in the muscles of the foot. As a result, when the patient walks, his foot drags on the ground or he has to bend the knee in order to lift his foot higher to avoid dragging it. Thus we have two ways in decreasing corns on feet One is to wear a corn pad and the other is to wear an adjustable crest pad. The metatarsophalangeal joint (MTP) is located in the forefoot where the metatarsal and phalanx bones meet. Synovitis is a swelling of the joint lining. MTP synovitis is a common disorder caused by excessive stress on that joint, usually exacerbated by activity. The ligaments loosen and the joint may develop instability. People with rheumatoid arthritis are at an increased risk of developing MTP synovitis. The first thing to do if it looks like your toe is starting to contract into an unnatural curl is to see a podiatrist for an exam. It is possible that some padding around the area, orthotic devices, splints, injections or other medications can bring some relief. Dr. Sullivan performs the above mentioned procedure in his office on a regular basis with excellent results. The recovery is almost not an issue because there are no sutures and only involves a couple of bandaids for 1-2 weeks. Risks of infection and other common complications associated with hammertoe surgery that involves cutting of bone are avoided much better. Although corns and calluses are common problems, certain people can have significant issues associated with them, including pain and even wounds. Treatment generally is simple, but requires regular self-care to keep them under control. Medical and surgical care is available, and may be necessary in cases that are resistant to self-care. Use seated toe touches to target the larger outer calf muscles. Sit down with straight legs together in front of you. Keeping your legs straight and your toes toward the ceiling, gradually bend at your hips and slide your hands toward your feet. Maintain a straight back as you reach forward, stretching only far enough to feel the stretch in your calves and hamstrings. Perform the stretch two to four times, holding each one for up to 30 seconds, without bouncing. Step 4 Massage the cramped muscle gently in the natural direction of the muscle. This remedy acts as a great pain reliever. There are three surgical methods used to remove planters warts on feet. These are cryotherapy, electro surgery, and laser therapy. These would normally be performed by a health professional and so are likely to be relatively costly. Also, they are quite likely to involve some pain, usually they require several treatments to completely remove a foot wart, and often leave some scarring. Although scarring is probably not that important for warts on feet. Tea tree oil mixed can also be used with lavender oil. This combination is sometimes more effective. The mixture is taken on a cotton ball and applied on and around the nail at least twice a day. Plantar warts can be diagnosed and treated by dermatologists (skin specialists) or podiatrists (foot specialists) but are most commonly found and cared for by primary care physicians. If gone untreated the lesions can become painful, blister and tear, causing small beads of blood to escape. Plantar warts are treated most commonly with a topical application of the over the counter drugs, trichloroacetic acid or salicylic acid. There is a wide variety of products that use these to remove the symptoms. There are also products that use hypothermia (freezing of the cells) to remove the warts. These often require multiple applications and require up to four weeks to remove the wart.